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Apex Legends Gaiden Event Skins Reference: Which Anime Are They Based On?

Apex Legends Gaiden Event Skins Reference: Which Anime Are They Based On?
Images via Respawn Entertainment

Written by 

Coleman Hamstead

Posted 

21st Jul 2022 00:39

The Apex Legends Gaiden Event skins reference a variety of different characters from famous anime series. In the spirit of the Gaiden Event theme, these brand-new skins depict fan-favourite Apex Legends cosplaying as iconic anime heroes in this limited-time collection. Despite the resemblance, the legends stay true to who they are. This makes it difficult to decipher which anime some of the skins are referencing. So, if you're stuck wondering which anime series the Apex Legends Gaiden Event skins reference, look no further.

Apex Legends Gaiden Event Skins Reference: Bangalore And Seer (Sailor Moon)

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Bangalore and Seer's Apex Legends Gaiden Event skins are references to the '90s anime Sailor Moon.

Bangalore's "Soldier of Justice" Outfit is inspired by Usagi Tsukino, the main protagonist in the series. It even comes with a skirt!

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On the other end, Seer's "Heart Stopper" skin resembles Tuxedo Mask, Usagi Tsukino's love interest in Sailor Moon. The conspicuous mask and hat on this Seer skin leave no doubt that it's a reference to Tuxedo Mask.

Apex Legends Gaiden Event Skins Reference: Bloodhound (Tokyo Ghoul)

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Tokyo Ghoul fans will instantly recognize the similarities between Bloodhound's "Lifeblood" skin and half-human, half-ghoul — Ken Kaneki.

This Gaiden Event Bloodhound Skin shares Ken Kaneki's all-black getup and the iconic single red eye of the one-eyed ghoul.

Apex Legends Gaiden Event Skins Reference: Crypto (Dragon Ball)

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At a glance, it's easy to see the resemblance between Crypto's "Strength and Power" Skin and the Gi clothing worn by Goku and others in the Dragon Ball anime. Crypto's hair is even dyed yellow, an ode to the Super Saiyan transformation many of the Dragon Ball characters are capable of.

 

Apex Legends Gaiden Event Skins Reference: Fuse (Fullmetal Alchemist)

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Fuse is the perfect candidate to receive a Fullmetal Alchemist Skin based on the anime's main protagonist, Edward Elric. In the series, Edward loses his right arm, just as Fuse has. Combined with the red jacket and the black and white shirt underneath, Fuse's "Down Thunder" skin shares a striking resemblance with Edward.

Apex Legends Gaiden Event Skins Reference: Mirage (My Hero Academia)

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Mirage's Gaiden Event skin is a reference to Izuku Midoriya, or Deku, from My Hero Academia. The Mirage "Marked Man" Skin's colours are a little different from what Deku typically wears, but in the end, the green hair and signature mask make it clear that this Apex Legends anime skin is based on Izuku.

Apex Legends Gaiden Event Skins Reference: Octane (One Piece)

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It's hard to ignore the similarities between Octane's Gaiden Event skin and Monkey D. Luffy, one of the most recognisable characters in all of anime. The jean shorts, open shirt, and straw hat work to transform Octane's "Sea Legs" Outfit into a faithful copy of Luffy's ensemble in One Piece.

Apex Legends Gaiden Event Skins Reference: Revenant (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

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As a simulacrum, it's only appropriate that Revenant gets a skin based on Neon Genesis Evangelion, an anime about giant robots fighting. Revenant's "Revelations" skin is modelled after one of the bio-machine mechas from the series.

Apex Legends Gaiden Event Skins Reference: Wattson (Naruto)

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Last but not least, what would the Apex Legends Gaiden Event be without a Naruto cameo? Wattson’s “Lightning Spirit” skin dresses her up in a fit reminiscent of Naruto Uzumaki's classic orange jumpsuit with a green flak jacket overtop. Wattson's even sporting Naruto's blonde, bushy hairstyle.

And there you are! Now you know every anime that the new Apex Legends Gaiden Event skins reference.

Wondering which legends to unlock skins for? Check out our Apex Legends characters tier list.

 

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